Just StartingWrite what you know (or what you want toknow)● Your profession/hobbies● Julia/Julia ProjectNiche "markets"● TechCrunch● AndroidAndMe
Just Starting● Realize you (most likely) arent the worlds expert.● Dont worry about staying on subject ○ Your sites direction might evolve● Dont worry about the design (too much) ○ WordPress makes redesign easy
Curation Can Be CreationAdd to the conversation● Your opinion● Quotes from elsewhere● ImagesLink back to source● Pingbacks help you too● Adds to your credibility
Curation Can Be CreationNothing To Do With Arbroath arbroath.blogspot.comJ-Walk Blog (defunct) j-walkblog.comBoing Boing boingboing.net
CriticismBe open to itYour first non-friend feedback is likely to benegativeThink about it but dont dwell on itDont change because of one person
Criticism"That was a terrible interview…you seriouslyasked her about her looks and her opinion onTyra Banks?? Why would you think yourreaders would give a crap?" -first comment on an interview with G4 host Morgan Webb
AuthorshipGoogles Authorship Setup your Google+ profile plus.google.com/authorship
PracticeReviewedByEric.comLess than 10 pageviews a day on averageReviewing normal everyday things.Links to Amazon
Tips● Pomodoro Technique ○ pomodorotechnique.com ○ 25 min. work / 5 min. rest● Dont overuse social media buttons● Dont use social media buttons that have counts● Dont spend more time on your images than your writing
Break The RulesKeeps it interestingDont over do itSet yourself apart from the rest
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